H E Mantheri discusses ways to augment cooperation with UK
H E Dr Yahya bin Mahfoudh al Mantheri, Chairman of the State Council and Lord Peter Norman Fowler, Speaker of the British House of Lords, on Tuesday discussed ways to strengthen Omani-British relations and expand cooperation, especially in the parliamentary field.
During the talks at the House of Lords, Lord Fowler stressed that the visit of the State Council chairman and his delegation would contribute to opening up new horizons of cooperation in many areas leading to mutual benefits.
Lord Fowler praised the sultanate’s efforts - led by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said - in maintaining stability in the region as well as contributing effectively to international peace.
H E Dr Mantheri described the Omani-British relations as historic and rooted, and underlined the steady growth in all fields. He noted the importance of reciprocal visits in promoting cooperation between the State Council and the House of Lords and raising relationships to new levels.
He pointed out in this regard the visit made by the delegation of the House of Lords to the sultanate last February.
H E Dr Mantheri and his entourage participated in a panel discussion with a number of members of the House of Lords and the British House of Commons, during which he reviewed ways to develop cooperation between the sultanate and the UK in all areas with focus on parliamentary aspects.
The delegation of members include Hon Sayyid Dr Said Sultan Hamood al Busaidi, Hon Eng Naashiah Saud Mohamed al Kharoosi, Hon Yahya Rasheed Rashid al Juma’a and Hon Saleh al Zakwani.